Prayers for the Benefice

Each week we join our Baptist friends in praying for a local road or street

Wedlakes in Watchet

Pray for God’s blessing on those who live there.

Risen Christ.  You filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope:
Strengthen us to proclaim your risen life and fill us with your peace,
To the glory of God the Father Amen

The Hope Centre Minehead (which supports those whoare homeless, have problems associated with drugs or alcohol or are lonely or vulnerable) is seeking a committed Christian to be a

second Project Worker.
12 hours per week : £14 / hour
For full details and to apply, please
Closing date 3rd May

The next "Guardians of the Well"
working party is on Friday 19th April at
2pm. Contact Sam Westmacott for
more information. Tel. 07970 152152

Church Electoral Roll

It is that time of the year when the church must carry out its annual revision of the church Electoral Roll in preparation for the APCM on Tuesday 14th of May 2024.

If you are currently on The Electoral roll for St Peter’s, you do not need to do anything. Names of those already on the roll can be seen in the list contained within the folder at the back of church available from Sunday the 14th to Sunday the 28th of April.

If you would like to be included in the roll then please complete a form from the folder at the back of church available from Sunday 14th April and hand back to Derek , George, Sue or Mark by Sunday 28th of April at the very latest.

Derek R Smith, St Peter’s Electoral Roll Officer.

The St Decuman’s Electoral Roll is also being revised, so if anyone would like to join it there will be forms in church from the start of April.   If you are currently a member there is no need to do anything: you will remain on the Roll.

Prayers for Areas of Conflict

We pray for all areas of conflict, that those

in power may strive for peace and reconciliation

Please continue to send items for the news sheet to both of us:
Sarah Lander:       Sue Withycombe:

Julie is being ordained at Wells
Cathedral on 30th June at 10.30am

We hope to hire a coach so that as many of us as
possible can attend to support her on this special day.
The coach will leave at 8.30am, from Watchet and
Williton. It will leave Wells at 2pm.

We need to have between 25-30 people to make it
viable. The cost will be between £16-20 each
(dependent on numbers) . Please contact Sue
Withycombe or Janet Bremner. We will need to know
numbers soon so that we can go ahead with the booking.

​​Today’s Worship and Readings
9.15 am Parish Communion at St Peter’s
10.45am Parish Communion at St Decuman’s
Readings: Acts 3: 12-19 Luke24: 36b-48


Please contact your churchwardens with enquiries about baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc. and any member of the Benefice team is happy to be contacted with general enquiries, requests for prayers, etc. 

Benefice Team:

Revd Mark Phillips              Vicar                                                                Tel: 01984-639669                        email:
George Fenech                       Churchwarden St Peter’s                             Tel: 01984-633577                         email:
Sue Withycombe                    Churchwarden St Peter’s                             Tel: 01984-632596                         email:
Janet Bremner                        Churchwarden St Decuman’s                      Tel: 01984-632118                        email:
Julie Pelling                             Ordinand                                                         Tel: 07973-961083                        email:
Donna Marsden                     Reader & Mental Health First Aider           Tel: 01984-633707                        email:   

Clare Phillips                           Reader                                                            Tel: 01984-639669

Chris Wade                             Mental Health First Aider                             Tel: 07725-303051                        email:

Benefice Website:       

Report a concern at or call Safeguarding Manager, Ben Goodhind: 01749-588917

Our Benefice Safeguarding Officer: Tracey Gullis.   Telephone: 07361-811707

Quantock Deanery Prayer Diary - Every day of the month we pray for different people in our Deanery

Quantock Villages Benefice
14th         The people and parishes of Aisholt, Enmore, Goathurst, Holford with Dodington, Kilve with Kilton & Lilstock, Nether Stowey, Over Stowey,

                  Spaxton with Charlynch, Stringston; New Toddler Groups
15th          Eleanor King (Acting Rector), Kate Sax (Associate Priest), Nicki Bradford (Curate)
16th          Jeanette Bole, Viv Chesterton, Maggie Harrison, Alison Hoare, Sarah Upfield (Readers)
17th         Malcolm Bole, Dawn Brimson, Stephen Campbell, Pam Cuff, Peter Williams (Retired clergy)
18th         The staff and students of Enmore C of E Primary School, Nether Stowey C of E Primary School, Spaxton C of E Primary School

Watchet & Williton Benefice
19th         The people and parishes of Watchet and Williton; Little Saints parent & toddler groups and Camp Fire Church in Watchet and Williton
20th         Mark Phillips (Vicar); Andy Day (Methodist), Jane Sperring (Methodist), Mike Sherburn (Baptist), Sam Searle (Salvation Army),

                  Vincent Woods (Roman Catholic), Claire Horton (Diocesan Magnificat Parishes Adviser)

Both Churches will usually be open during daylight hours.

During the forty days after Easter, Jesus appeared to his disciples on different occasions and in different ways. His appearances usually took them by surprise but filled them with joy. Often it was when he shared food with them that their eyes were really opened to his risen presence among them.

May our worship today, in the words of today’s Collect, ‘give us such knowledge of his presence with us’.

Next Sunday – 21st April
9.15am     St George’s day all age service

                  (with the scouts and brownies) St Peter’s
10.45am   Parish Communion at St Decuman’s

Dates for the week ahead:
Tuesday 16th April      10.00am     Deanery Quiet Day
                                         9.30am     Little Saints Williton
Wednesday 17 April    10.00am    Little Saints Watchet
Thursday 18th April     10.00am    CAMEO at St Peter’s
Friday 19th April            2.00pm    Guardians of the Well working party
Saturday 20th April       3.00pm    Campfire Church at St Peter’s


We are holding in our thoughts and prayers: Alice, Edna S, Jackie W,
Geraldine F, Catherine, Jean K, Philip C. and David K.

If you would like to be included on the Prayer List, please let Mark, Sarah or Sue know..​

Your PCCs
Both parishes have now held their Annual Meetings, so here is the updated list of members.

                                        St Decuman’s                                                                    St Peter’s

Vicar                               Revd Mark Phillips                                                           Revd Mark Phillips
Reader                           Donna Marsden                                                               Donna Marsden
Reader                           Clare Phillips                                                                     Clare Phillips
Ordinand                      Julie Pelling                                                                        Julie Pelling
Churchwardens          Janet Bremner                                                                  George Fenech       Sue Withycombe
Deanery Synod reps  Margaret Tatham   Ros Whellams                                 Clare Phillips           Sue Withycombe
Elected members:
Secretary                      Andrew Tatham                                                                Elizabeth Payne
Treasurer                     Glenys Knight                                                                    Peter Payne
                                        Tracey Gullis   Tony Knight                                             Tracey Copp   Margaret Gliddon
                                        Sarah Lander   Jim Powers                                              Elizabeth Grinstead    Sara Hempshall
                                        Chris Wade   Cynthia Webb                                            Ann Smith
                                        John Whellams

The Benefice of Watchet and Williton
Sunday 14th April 2024



'Give us knowledge of Christ's presence with us'